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Lori Ann Burd
It's outrageous that on the same day the EPA acknowledged these dangerous pesticides are killing bees it also reversed course on mandating restrictions on their use. This is like a doctor diagnosing your illness but then deciding to withhold the medicine you need to cure it.feedback
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NEW Apr 27 2017
The latest person who has talked about EPA is Scott Pruitt: “We need to provide regulatory certainty to the thousands of American farms that rely on Chlorpyrifos, while still protecting human health and the environment … By reversing the previous Administration's steps to ban one of the most widely used pesticides in the world, we are returning to using sound science in decision-making – rather than predetermined results.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Scott Pruitt and all the other people that have spoken about EPA. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Robert Kaplan

They made pleas for assistance, for help. You really could have heard a pin drop in that room.feedback

Thomas Frank

We can't drink the waters. The land we walk upon is contaminated. And we air we breathe is contaminated.feedback

Michael Mikulka - American Federation of Government Employees

If you close our office, the ability to protect the Great Lakes would be in danger. The work we do here is too important to cut.feedback

James Pew

There's no way it could ever make that showing when it comes to power plants. It's really hard to understand why the administration would want to do this.feedback

Ann Weeks

The Trump Administration and EPA Administrator Pruitt are again playing fast and loose with Americans' health. Seeking to delay the oral argument scheduled for May 18th serves no public purpose whatsoever.feedback

Graham McCahan

Virtually every power plant in America is already in compliance with the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Weakening them would be a serious threat to the safety of our food, air and water.feedback

Ken Cook

The big picture is at every turn, once the transition began, every special interest in the country was signaled, Hey, it's all-you-can-eat.feedback

Rosario Palmieri

This has a tremendous opportunity to be very successful and result in real burden reductions.feedback

Jeffrey D. Zients

At a time when many CEOS are focused on the short term and looking to maximize their profitability each quarter, I believe that a lot of their aversion to these regulations reflects a short-term mind-set that values reducing costs over anything else. That's unfortunate, because well-crafted regulations are an important part of creating sustainable and fair economic prosperity in the long run.feedback

Wilbur Ross

This is the first time any administration has canvassed the private sector to find the worst regulatory and permitting problems, and it is axiomatic that you can't solve a problem until you have identified it.feedback

Rick Perry

You might've read in the media that there was much discussion about U.S. energy policy and the fact that we're undergoing a review of many of those policies. It's true, we are and it's the right thing to do.feedback

Scott Pruitt

We need to provide regulatory certainty to the thousands of American farms that rely on Chlorpyrifos, while still protecting human health and the environment … By reversing the previous Administration's steps to ban one of the most widely used pesticides in the world, we are returning to using sound science in decision-making – rather than predetermined results.feedback

Liz Bowman

We are thankful to the court for granting our motion to postpone oral argument. In light of President Trump's pro-growth agenda, EPA continues to carefully review the broad implications of the 2015 ozone standard and ensure that we are supporting American jobs and protecting human health and the environment.feedback

Seth Johnson

We will continue to fight to protect public health under the Clean Air Act and for the continued implementation of the more protective 2015 smog standards. The EPA has no justification to weaken anything about these key pollution reduction measures, and we'll fight against that. We look forward to having our day in court in the future to fight for stronger protections.feedback

John Walke

President Trump is aiding baseless litigation mounted by Scott Pruitt before he was put in charge of EPA over the consensus of doctors and scientists.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Look, Chris–what we have to keep in mind is that the EPA only possesses the authority that Congress gives it. And the EPA has tried twice to regulate CO₂. As much as we want to see progress on clean air and clean water, with an understanding that we can also grow jobs, we have to do so within the framework that Congress has passed. The tools have to be in the toolbox. The job of administrator is to carry out statutes as passed by this body. In response to the CO₂ issue, the EPA administrator is constrained by statutes.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants.feedback

Michael Eisen

They're right that government agencies should strive to use science that people have access to. The EPA is problematic when it relies on hidden industry data that people can't evaluate, and the public has every right to be skeptical of those decisions. The best way to protect against that is to have sunshine on the data. This isn't a guy who's politics I would agree on, but that was an example where not hiding a problem had a good outcome. Not every criticism of science is invalid just because it's being made by Republicans.feedback

Erik D. Olson - Natural Resources Defense Council

If the state doesn't have a program, which is true in most states, and if the EPA doesn't have a program, how are you going to have compliance with the lead rules? Basically, this is the guts of the program that protects kids from lead poisoning from paint.feedback

Julia Valentine

Administrator EPA in a more effective, more focused, less costly way as we partner with states to fulfill the agency's core mission.feedback

Scott Pruitt

We've demonstrated through the steps we've taken already, the pre-1994 levels, because of that technology – we can burn coal in clean fashion.feedback

Paul Towers - Pesticide Action Network

Given the science, we thought it seemed practically impossible to not move forward with the ban. We know it can have a profound impact on children's brain architecture and their lifelong learning.feedback

Bonnie Wirtz

By leaving this chemical on the market we are gambling with the lives of children and their long-term wellbeing and they have no choice in the matter. That's reckless and heartbreaking.feedback

Thomas Burke

The board has been incredibly efficient with the use of conference calling and call in. Modern technology has helped the board minimize travel. But the board does need to get together for critical reviews.feedback

Terry Yosie

I also think there is a direct relationship between these proposed budget reductions and legislation that is working its way through Congress to redefine how peer review gets conducted.feedback

William Schlesinger

The unfortunate thing is that this is the main way that the administrator gets scientific advice on things that the EPA proposes.feedback

John Konkus

We know we can effectively serve the taxpayers and protect the environment. While many in Washington insist on greater spending, EPA is focused on greater value and real results.feedback

Chris Wallace

But sir, you're giving me a regulatory answer, a political answer. You're not giving a health answer.feedback

Jeremy Symons

It's one thing to dodge the question, but it's especially weak to hide behind the success of Obama's initiative to justify erasing it all. Pruitt's attempting a complicated trick here – not only trying to sell a bottle of snake oil, but breaking the bottle during the pitch.feedback

Chris Wallace

But sir, you're kind of sugarcoating what you said. The question I have is: What if you're wrong? What if in fact the earth is warming? Simple question. What if you're wrong?feedback

Chris Wallace

You're talking about regulatory overreach. But the question is, there are 166 million people living in unclean air, and you're going to remove some of the pollution restrictions, which would make the air even worse.feedback

Stan Meiburg

In some ways, the common thread …. is, unless there's an explicit legal mandate that EPA has to do something, that EPA shouldn't be doing it.feedback

S. William Becker

This is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. If they have less research and less peer review, they're going to have less of a foundation on which to base human health-based air quality standards.feedback

Sarah Lamdan

What's really happening is that they're preventing the EPA from doing its job.feedback

Sarah Lamdan

Cancer studies that took 30 years to compile evidence for, studies from natural disasters and chemical explosions – we can't reproduce those events. The way we regulate against our exposure to radioactive waste is we look at studies from Nagasaki and Hiroshima – clearly we're not going to reproduce those.feedback

Lexi Shultz

The bill would exclude some scientists with substantial expertise in their fields from the Science Advisory Board (SAB), [and] the SAB would suffer from the exclusion of valuable insight.feedback

Lexi Shultz

We're concerned that in these situations the EPA could be constrained from using important or relevant research in making decisions.feedback

Sheryl Kunickis

This is a welcome decision grounded in evidence and science. It means that this important pest management tool will remain available to growers, helping to ensure an abundant and affordable food supply for this nation and the world. This frees American farmers from significant trade disruptions that could have been caused by an unnecessary, unilateral revocation of chlorpyrifos tolerances in the United States.feedback

Patti Goldman

EPA's refusal to ban this dangerous pesticide is unconscionable. EPA is defying its legal obligation to protect children from unsafe pesticides. We will be going back and asking the court to order EPA to take action now, rather than in 5 more years.feedback

Ken Cook

The chance to prevent brain damage in children was a low bar for most of Scott Pruitt's predecessors, but it apparently just wasn't persuasive enough for an administrator who isn't sure if banning lead from gasoline was a good idea. Instead, in one of his first major decisions as head of the EPA, like a toddler running toward his parents, Pruitt leaped into the warm and waiting arms of the pesticide industry.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

We're very confident that the EPA can't simply dismantle the Clean Power Plan and leave nothing in its place. We regret the fact that the president is trying to dial back history, but it's not going to happen.feedback

Ann E. Carlson

The EPA gets challenged a ton, but they win most of the time. And one of the reasons they win, even with conservative courts, is that they're very careful in really examining the science and building an administrative record that demonstrates expertise, and care, and thoughtfulness.feedback

Jedediah Purdy

There was a sense among liberal lawyers–rooted in the real experience of the civil-rights era–that maybe the courts could do a whole lot in this domain. People thought it might be possible to redirect all of federal policy in an environment-friendly protection through NEPA suits.feedback

Jedediah Purdy

The really striking thing about the Wilderness Act–beside it just being sort of awesome–is it really is a wonderful law. It's worth reading the preamble and the definition of wilderness, because they look like they were written by John Muir.feedback

Jedediah Purdy

When Waxman-Markey failed, I think a whole generation of reformist thinking went with it. And there's not a paradigm to replace it, though there are reform voices.feedback

Sheldon Whitehouse

The most voracious and malign special interest in American politics – the fossil fuel industry – has captured the Trump administration, installed its top henchmen at the EPA, and gone to work trying to unwind any environmental and public health safeguard that gets in the way of its profits.feedback

Scott Pruitt

That's something that we're going to have to talk about as we go forward.feedback

Scott Pruitt

I think what comes next is a much more humble view of what the EPA's response to CO2 is within the Clean Air Act. We're going to focus on clear air, but we're going to do so in a way that's fair and equitable to all forms of energy in this country.feedback

Scott Pruitt

There's a very fair question that needs to be asked and answered. Are the tools in the toolbox? Does the EPA actually have the tools in the toolbox to address this issue?feedback

Kerry Brown

Gutting the Clean Power Plan is a colossal mistake and defies science itself. Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump's mind, but nowhere else.feedback

Ryan Jackson

This is an important moment for EPA. As the Administrator has mentioned many times, we do not have to choose between environmental protection and economic development.feedback

Rick Perry

Today, we're taking a great step in breaking the restraints that have become burdens.feedback

Scott Pruitt

We're not going to allow regulations here at the EPA to pick winners and losers.feedback

Jim Matheson

It has given them much greater flexibility to maintain more reasonably priced and affordable power for our consumers.feedback

Heather Zichal

President Trump's executive order to roll back vital climate and clean air protections this afternoon is the most brazen and transparent assault on the health of Americans in my lifetime.feedback

Richard Revesz

The agency can't just ignore the previous rule. It has to make a sound argument for why its new approach is superior – and prove to the courts that it's not just acting in an arbitrary or capricious manner.feedback

Myron Ebell

This is a great start, and it accomplishes most of the work at the EPA. My feeling is the litigation to try to block the withdrawal of the power-plant rules could tell us really useful input on how to withdraw from Paris and pull out of the endangerment finding.feedback

Al Gore

Today's executive order, directing the EPA to begin rolling back environmental protections and policies including the CPP, is a misguided step away from a sustainable, carbon-free future for ourselves and generations to come. It is essential, not only to our planet, but also to our economic future, that the United States continues to serve as a global leader in solving the climate crisis by transitioning to clean energy, a transition that will continue to gain speed due to the increasing competitiveness of solar and wind.feedback

Thomas E. Perez

True leadership is a president who had the political courage to move aggressively on carbon polluters, while leaving office with the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record. Instead, we have a president who has called climate change a hoax, picked an ExxonMobil CEO as his secretary of state, put a climate science denier at the head of the EPA, and gives a disgraceful handout to his rich friends in the fossil fuels industry.feedback

Scott Pruitt

The President is keeping his promise to the American people this week with respect to the Executive Order coming down on Tuesday.feedback

Richard Hobrla

If [the budget] went through as it's proposed, it would be fairly catastrophic.feedback

Bruce Vogt

If we're just talking about blue crabs among the [local jurisdictions], we're sort of only talking about what they can do, and what they can do is control harvest. What the partnership in the bay program provides that's valuable is, we're able to say we think these other factors – habitat, water quality – are also important.feedback

Adam Jonas - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Of all the things that are likely to drive fuel economy, I would rank the EPA a distant third on the list, behind consumer preferences and the direction of technology.feedback

Mitch Bainwol

Automakers seek certainty, predictability and rationality -- over time -- from the regulatory process. EPA A DISTANT THIRD.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

We are going to get rid of [the EPA] in almost every form.feedback

Morgan Griffith

I am hopeful that the cuts will come to the out-of-control regulatory divisions of the EPA . . . while preserving their core function of helping communities preserve clean water.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

This budget is literally and figuratively a scorched-earth budget. It really represents an all out assault on clean air, water, and land. You just can't put America first when you put the health of its people and its country last, and that's what this budget really represents.feedback

Michael McKenna

It's a bit premature to declare the sky is falling. We're in the first couple steps of a thousand-mile journey. This is not where we're going to end.feedback

Julia Valentin

This budget helps refocus the agency on being more effective, more focused, and less costly. It is about empowering the states to be primary implementers of environmental programs on the ground, rather than insist that EPA micromanage them.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

Literally and figuratively, this is a scorched earth budget that represents an all out assault on clean air, water, and land. You can't put 'America First' when you put the health of its people and its country last.feedback

Gretchen Goldman

There is no reason to think the data is safe. The administration, so far, hasn't given any indication it will respect science and scientific data, especially when it's inconvenient to its policy agendas.feedback

Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

Overall science funding is stable, although some missions in development will not go forward and others will see increases. We remain committed to studying our home planet and the universe, but are reshaping our focus within the resources available to us – a budget not far from where we have been in recent years, and which enables our wide ranging science work on many fronts. This budget also keeps aeronautics on stable footing allowing us to continue our forward movement in many areas, including the New Aviation Horizons initiative.feedback

Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

We remain committed to the next human missions to deep space, but we will not pursue the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) with this budget. This doesn't mean, however, that the hard work of the teams already working on ARM will be lost. We will continue the solar electric propulsion efforts benefitting from those developments for future in space transportation initiatives. I have had personal involvement with this team and their progress for the past few years, and am I extremely proud of their efforts to advance this mission.feedback

John O'Grady

It is a sad day when a group of millionaires and billionaires in Washington can decide what's best for America's health and environment. The U.S. EPA is already on a starvation diet, with a bare-bones budget and staffing level. The administration's proposed budget will be akin to taking away the Agency's bread and water.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

You can't drain the swamp and leave all the people in it. So I guess the first place that comes to mind will be the Environmental Protection Agency – that the President wants a smaller EPA. He thinks they overreach, and the budget reflects that.feedback

Cynthia Giles

[More cuts] won't just drastically reduce EPA enforcement, it will bring it to a halt. Not only will the staff be a shadow of its former self, the inspectors, lawyers and criminal agents who would be left would be unable to do their jobs, because these cuts would zero out the already small amount of funds used to do inspections, monitor pollution and file cases.feedback

John Garder

The administration's proposed budget is a non-starter for our national parks, our environment, and our cultural heritage, and should be dead on arrival in Congress. Agencies like the National Park Service and EPA cannot take care of our treasured landscapes and historical landmarks with further cuts to what are already shoestring budgets.feedback

Craig Butler

Immediately we reached out to the Environmental Protection Agency. Because of the scale of the problem, and the technical knowledge required, we needed their expertise.feedback

Margie Alt - Environment America

Slashing EPA's overall budget by more than a third means the agency cannot adequately enforce our clean air and clean water safeguards. It is basically a 'get-out-of-jail-free card' for polluters. In addition, Trump's proposed budget underfunds environmental issues that matter to millions of Americans – like climate action, clean energy and our national parks.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

You can expect reductions in the EPA that don't line up with the president's view on things like global warming and alternative energies. You will see a reduction in subsidies, a reduction in participation in those types of programs. The core functions of the EPA can be satisfied – beyond the core functions – can be satisfied with this budget.feedback

David Spence

Careersists’ resistance to Trump doesn’t undermine democracy. It affirms it.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

There is no question, this is a hard-power budget. It is not a soft-power budget. And that was done intentionally. That's what our allies can expect. That's what our adversaries can expect. If he said it in the campaign, it's in the budget. We wanted to know what his policies were. And we turned those policies into numbers. You can't drain the swamp and leave all the people in it. The president wants a smaller EPA. He thinks they overreach and the budget reflects that. If they have a different way to accomplish that, we are more than interested in talking to them.feedback

Elena Saxonhouse - Sierra Club

It's pretty unprecedented to have the head of the EPA contradicting basic scientific facts. It shouldn't just be a piece of paper or some words on a website. It's intended to protect the public from bad decision-making that's not based on real facts.feedback

Andrew Rosenberg

The reviewers had many recommendations for strengthening the report to make it clearer for technical and non-technical audiences. But, the primary findings clearly past muster. What strikes me is the contrast between this report – what the scientists say – and the statements from EPA Administrator Pruitt.feedback

Eddie Bernice Johnson

The result of each bill will be the same–worse science at EPA and less public health protections for American citizens.feedback

Gretchen Goldman

The decision-making process at the EPA is already exhaustingly transparent. [It] already painstakingly collects scientific data and other details from the studies that it relies on to make policy decisions. I know because they asked me for it.feedback

Wendy Wagner

The term doesn't even appear. It's a dramatic departure from the past, and I think it's pulling the wool over the public's eyes.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

They're trying to put a positive spin on it, and for obvious reasons: You're not going to put on a piece of paper that you're not interested in pursuing sound science. They're really designed to prevent us from getting the information we need to protect public health.feedback

Michael Mann

The EPA was a staunch defender of the environment and supporter of climate action under the Obama administration. It is now instead being wielded by the fossil-fuel interests who are running the Trump administration as just another weapon in their war on environmental protection and climate action.feedback

Joseph Stanko - Hunton & Williams

Essentially, it's a mandate that EPA rules follow the Clean Air Act, instead of creating their own new programs.feedback

Tom Pyle

I suspect the president and his team are doing due diligence in this area and I'm hopeful they will request that the administrator reviews the endangerment finding. I have kids, I take them camping. I don't want them to get asthma. You can be for the environment and not be for the way the previous administration abused the regulatory process.feedback

Tom Pyle

The president has worked diligently to fulfill his promises and I am confident he will do so. The Clean Air Act was abused by the previous administration to fit their agenda. It's up to Congress to make a decision on CO2.feedback

David Willett

It's not surprising to hear people are calling after Pruitt contradicted his own agency's science. We're seeing record-setting response rates to mobile alerts, petitions and funding appeals.feedback

John Hudak - The Brookings Institution

For a person who can become so petty in party politics, to launch an agenda that needs help from the other party shows a president who is under-talented. There's a heck of a lot of regulation in this country that protects industry. You can kill the EPA but if you go too far you're going to harm big business in this country. The idea that you can take a hatchet to the federal bureaucracy and always please conservatives is a myth.feedback

Joe Kernen

Do you believe that it's been proven that CO₂ is the primary control knob on climate?feedback

Kevin E. Trenberth

Pruitt has demonstrated that he is unqualified to run the EPA or any agency. There is no doubt whatsoever that the planet is warming and it is primarily due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from burning of fossil fuels.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

I cannot imagine what additional information the Administrator might want from scientists for him to understand that.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

The world of science is about empirical evidence, not beliefs. When it comes to climate change, the evidence is robust and overwhelmingly clear that the cost of inaction is unacceptably high. Preventing the greatest consequences of climate change is imperative to the health and well-being of all of us who call Earth home.feedback

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

The arsonist is now in charge of the fire department, and he seems happy to let the climate crisis burn out of control.feedback

Joe Kernen

Do you believe that it's been proven that CO2 is the primary control knob for climate? That's the whole point of science. You keep asking questions.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

The world of science is about empirical evidence, not beliefs. When it comes to climate change, the evidence is robust and overwhelmingly clear that the cost of inaction is unacceptably high. I cannot imagine what additional information the administrator might want from scientists for him to understand that.feedback

Kevin E. Trenberth

Pruitt has demonstrated that he is unqualified to run the EPA or any agency. There is no doubt whatsoever that the planet is warming, and it is primarily due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from burning of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and we can demonstrate clearly that the observed warming of the planet would not have occurred without that change in atmospheric composition. These are scientific facts, not opinion, and it is incumbent on politicians to take account of the scientific evidence.feedback

Margo Oge

If the Trump administration were to rely on facts and sound science, they would come to the same conclusion that the EPA staff and outside experts reached: The 2025 standards are achievable and in a way that will save consumers trillions in fuel costs.feedback

Rhea Suh

EPA's clean car standards are driving unprecedented reductions in carbon pollution and saving drivers money at the pump. Strong standards have been a critical factor in the auto industry's recovery from financial distress, so it makes no sense to reverse this progress.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

It shows the Trump administration doesn't hold the same American values for clean air, clean water and healthy land as the vast majority of its citizens. Our health comes before the special interests of multibillion-dollar industries.feedback

Joseph Bast

If Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt are serious about ending the national scandal that is EPA, they will accept nothing less than a 20 percent cut this year and make this year's cut the first step in a five-year plan to replace the organization.feedback

Travis Nichols - Greenpeace

As a candidate, Trump made a big deal out of EPA's failure in Flint, but now he's cutting 30 percent out of lead cleanup in his proposed budget. This is an example of his empty promises to do right by the American people.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Superfund is an area that is absolutely essential. The brownfields program, as well. It's a tremendous success. I want to hear from you about those successes. I want to be able to share those with the White House. ... We need stories. We need illustrations about how important the brownfields program is to creating jobs and the environmental benefits that have been achieved. We know when it goes wrong, it goes wrong badly.feedback

Ken Cook

Through this decision to zero out funding for the EPA's environmental justice programs, the president and the administrator have sent a shameful message: the health of poor Americans is less important than that of the wealthy.feedback

Scott Pruitt

By taking this step, EPA is signaling that we take these concerns seriously and are committed to strengthening our partnership with the states.feedback

John Coequyt - Sierra Club

To cut the environmental justice program at EPA is just racist. I can't describe it in any other terms than a move to leave those communities behind. I can't imagine what the justification would be, other than racism.feedback

Ken Cook

The Trump administration has decided fence-line communities across the country, whose residents already bear an outsized burden from pollution, are on their own to take on big polluters. Most pollution-spewing operations are within eyeshot of the backyards and kitchen windows of African American and Hispanic families, as well as those of many largely white lower-income communities.feedback

Scott Pruitt

In this budget discussion that is ongoing with Congress that is just starting, there are some concerns about some of these grant programs that EPA has been a part of historically. I want you to know that with the White House and also with Congress, I am communicating a message that the brownfields programme, the Superfund programme and the water infrastructure grants and state revolving funds are essential to protect.feedback

Scott Pruitt

We are committed to strengthening our partnership with the states. Today's action will reduce burdens on businesses while we take a closer look at the need for additional information from this industry.feedback

Vera Pardee

This appalling decision shows how quickly Pruitt is turning the EPA into an oil industry vending machine.feedback

Nick Surgey

Pruitt has been caught misleading the Senate about his use of personal email for state business. The public has a right to know what else Pruitt is trying to hide, and the Center for Media and Democracy will keep fighting for the whole truth to be brought into the light. Pruitt refused to answer a lot of the questions put to him. This was a question he did answer and it looks as though he may have misled the Senate about the use of his personal email.feedback

Sarah K. Magruder Lyle - American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

AFPM remains very interested in the prospect of your state filing a similar waiver request highlighting the environmental harm caused by the RFS mandate which we discussed previously.feedback

Scott Pruitt

I use only my official OAG [office of the attorney general] email address and government-issued phone to conduct official business.feedback

Travis Nichols - Greenpeace

While this 'zero out' strategy would impact nearly every community in the United States, a close examination shows the burden of these cuts will fall hardest on the health of low-income Americans and people of color. This is environmental racism in action.feedback

Zippy Duvall - American Farm Bureau Federation

EPA has too long been characterized by regulatory overreach that disregards the positive conservation efforts of farmers and threatens their very way of life. Today's action is as much a beginning as an end, and there is much work to do to ensure that any revised rule is transparent and fair for Americas farmers and ranchers.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The EPA so-called Waters of the United States rule is one of the worst examples of federal regulation, and it has truly run amok, and is one of the rules most strongly opposed by farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers all across our land. It's prohibiting them from being allowed to do what they're supposed to be doing. It has been a disaster. With today's executive order I'm directing the EPA to take action paving the way for the elimination of this very destructive and horrible rule.feedback

Zippy Duvall - American Farm Bureau Federation

The flawed WOTUS rule has proven to be nothing more than a federal land grab, aimed at telling farmers and ranchers how to run their businesses. The Environmental Protection Agency failed to listen to farmers' and ranchers' concerns when drafting the rule and instead created widespread confusion for agriculture. Under the rule, the smallest pond or ditch could be declared a federal waterway.feedback

Benjamin Friedman - CATO Institute

The reason it won't get through Congress as it stands is that while the Democrats agree in principle that we should increase defence spending, they don't agree on how. So they're not going to agree, Democrats, to cut the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department's budget massively to fund a defense increase.feedback

Scott Pruitt

I think its justified. I think people across this country look at the EPA much like they look at the IRS. I hope to be able to change that.feedback

Scott Pruitt

By extending this comment period, we are demonstrating that we are listening to miners, owners and operators all across America and to all parties interested in this important rule.feedback

Bonnie Gestring

It appears the new EPA administrator is already favoring industry over public interest with this delay.feedback

Bob Dinneen

We believe the current structure of the RFS has generally worked to drive expanded production and use of renewable fuels in the U.S. marketplace.feedback

Frank Macchiarola

The Renewable Fuel Standard is broken, and changing the point of obligation only pushes these problems to a different group of entities.feedback

William Whitsitt

Our goal is to have input to (the office) with a goal of its directing BLM to completely do away with the present thrust.feedback

Melissa McLawhorn Houston

You are so sweet! Thank you again so much for your help on this! Very sweet and you'll be making 2 little boys very happy! I've been to Devon several times.feedback

P. Clayton Eubanks

I think it is safe to say that AG Pruitt has an interest in the issue. Hopefully I haven't missed the boat too much on these questions, but I want to make sure I fully understand what Oklahoma's role will be.feedback

Richard Moskowitz - American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

We think it would be most effective for Oklahoma to file a separate waiver petition that emphasizes 'severe environmental harm,' as this argument is more credible coming from a state with primary responsibility for achieving and maintaining attainment with the NAAQS.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Rest assured that your President and this Administration value the importance of renewable fuels to America's economy and to our energy independence.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Emails! Remember emails? 'We should get them out!' they said about Hillary Clinton. ... If they weren't worried about them, then why rush?feedback

Ben Cardin

He has not been at all committed to the United States' programs on dealing with climate change let alone our international responsibilities to lead other countries to do what they need to do.feedback

John Barrasso

Scott Pruitt is the most thoroughly vetted nominee we've ever had to lead this agency.feedback

J. David Cox Sr

The biologists, scientists, lab technicians, engineers and other civil servants who work at the EPA must be able to do their jobs without political interference or fear of retribution.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It was just a heads up to expect some executive orders, that's it.feedback

Matt Gaetz

The EPA has been doing some drastic things. They have exceeded their original mission substantially under both Republican and Democratic presidents and violated the sovereignty of the states. I think we need to start fresh.feedback

Nick Surgey

We are doing this because these emails should be released so that people can properly vet his record before the Senate votes to confirm him.feedback

Sherry Estes

I think Pruitt will shackle us. It's horrible. People are scared. People are depressed. People who were recently hired and have babies or just bought a house are scared they'll be laid off.feedback

Jeff Ruch

Between Scott Pruitt and the EPA workforce, you have a mutual lack-of-admiration society.feedback

Matt Gaetz

Our small businesses cannot afford to cover the costs associated with compliance, too often leading to closed doors and unemployed Americans. To better protect the environment we should abolish the EPA and downstream resources to states for more effective & efficient protection.feedback

Matt Gaetz

The GA EPD would do much better protecting the environment than a big DC bureaucracy.feedback

Liz Perera - Sierra Club

Republicans rewrote the rules so that Mr. Pruitt can seize control of the EPA and throw critical clean air and water rules out.feedback

Mark Sutton - International Paper

When you have that happen, it can squeeze margins until your price increases flow through. Those are the kinds of things that we just get hung up with in the EPA and other areas, and we need to move on, because it takes a lot of uncertainty off the table around where you need to spend capex.feedback

John Barrasso

It is unprecedented for the minority to delay an EPA administrator for an incoming president to this extent. The people spoke and now it is time to set up a functioning government. That includes a functioning EPA.feedback

John Barrasso

It is unprecedented for a minority to delay the nominee of incoming president to this extent.feedback

Edward J. Markey

For more than a month, Mr. Pruitt has not fully responded to inquiries, questions for the record, or requests for information on his record and views on clean air, clean water, and climate change.feedback

Ken Cook

During the campaign, President Trump pledged to dismantle the EPA. In Scott Pruitt, he found just the man to carry out his vision.feedback

David Goldston - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Trump administration, and President Trump himself, have made it seem like it will be easy to wipe away environmental protections for the American people. We view this rule as one that is final, and which can be rescinded only through the full rulemaking process.feedback

John Barrasso

This amounts to nothing more than political theater at the expense of working on issues that we care about.feedback

Richard Levick

On the global warming issue, scientists at the EPA have been copying their files onto thumb drives for fear of a draconian style of leadership in the EPA. It was no accident that within the last full week of the [Obama] administration is when the EPA announced this. And because Fiat Chrysler just announced more jobs in America, it's a favorable time for them to deal with Trump's administration.feedback

Myron Ebell

The U.S. will clearly change its course on climate policy. Trump has made it clear he will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. He could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package. Whether the U.N. secretariat wants the U.S. to continue to have a seat at the table is up to them. I don't think Trump cares about that. The people who elected him would prefer not to have a seat at the table. Given the way the campaign went, I think you will see very quick executive action to expedite LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminals and pipelines.feedback

Myron Ebell

Let's aim for half and see how it works out, and then maybe we'll want to go further. It you want to achieve significant domestic budget cuts across the government, you're going to take on appropriators by requesting big cuts. President Trump said during the campaign that he would like to abolish the EPA, or 'leave a little bit'. I think the administration is likely to start proposing cuts to the 15,000 staff, because the fact is that a huge amount of the work of the EPA is actually done by state agencies. It's not clear why so many employees are needed at the federal level.feedback

Doug Ericksen

The remainder should be cleared today. There might be a very small number left for Monday, but not likely. No projects are delayed or cut. None. Not sure how much more clear I can be.feedback

Myron Ebell

Undoubtedly the federal government has been staffed with scientists who believe the global-warming alarmist agenda. The fact is that in modern society we have the technology to deal with environmental challenges, and that's why people live in Phoenix. Because warm is good, as long as we have air conditioning.'.feedback

William K. Reilly

I would tell the EPA staff that, in my experience, transition teams often have zero influence. They shouldn't be taken that seriously. They're just ideologues. They don't work for and are not even known to the incoming cabinet.feedback

Keith Seitter

Many studies have shown just how strong that level of consensus in the scientific community is that climate change is happening, it's caused by humans and the impacts will be significant. It's not junk science.feedback

Christopher Grundler

We will be prepared to brief him and his team on the work we did. We aim with our enforcement to make sure the cost of non-compliance is always much higher than the cost of complying with our laws.feedback

Christopher Grundler

We want to discourage manufacturers from simply designing to the tests.feedback

Christopher Grundler

Without a broad expectation of accountability, we know the inevitable result will be a race to the bottom -- to whatever level is the lack of EPA oversight will allow.feedback

Michael Macleod-Ball - American Civil Liberties Union

Gag orders that freeze communications with the public and government officials go against basic notions of government transparency and accountability.feedback

Liz Purchia - United States Environmental Protection Agency

Is President Trump the only one allowed to tweet in government right now? I just keep thinking how thankful I am there isn't an emergency disaster EPA needs to respond to right now. ... It's one thing to get your ducks in a row, but to put a gag order on public servants and all agency activities, not only prevents them from doing their jobs. It puts our country at risk.feedback

Doug Ericksen

We'll take a look at what's happening so that the voice coming from the EPA is one that's going to reflect the new administration.feedback

Chuck Schumer

This decision could have damaging implications? for communities across New York state and the country, from delaying testing for lead in schools to restricting efforts to keep drinking water clean to holding up much-needed funding to revitalize toxic brownfield sites.feedback

Myron Ebell

My guess is the web pages will be taken down, but the links and information will be available.feedback

Ken Cook

Vladimir Putin must be proud. The EPA, like all federal agencies, is funded by taxpayer dollars, and Americans have the right to know what's being done to protect or harm public health and the environment. Americans of all political stripes should be furious.feedback

Doug Ericksen

We're just trying to get a handle on everything and make sure what goes out reflects the priorities of the new administration.feedback

Myron Ebell

A freeze at EPA on some other things like grants and contracts appears to have happened.feedback

Nikia Greene - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

We're going to really start digging into pilot studies and performance testing ... to determine what kind of upgrades, what kind of redundancies do we need.feedback

Nikia Greene - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

I'm very confident that whatever discharged water, however it's treated, will not be allowed to be discharged if it affects Silver Bow Creek.feedback

Evan Barrett

When you think about the Berkeley pit water, whatever form that takes, it's going to have to go through this one mile. I think the community understands this mile is critical to our future and also the future of the whole watershed.feedback

Al Gore

Two days after that meeting he appointed someone to the EPA who I don't think should be heading the EPA.feedback

Scott Pruitt

I do not believe climate change is a hoax. Science tells us that the climate is changing, and that human activity, in some manner, impacts that change.feedback

Robert Sack

While we might prefer an interpretation more consistent with what appear to us to be the most prominent goals of the Clean Water Act, so long as the agency's statutory interpretation is reasonable, what we might prefer is irrelevant.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Let me say to you: science tells us that the climate is changing, and that human activity in some manner impacts that change. The ability to measure with precision the degree and extent of that impact, and what to do about it, are subject to continuing debate and dialogue, and well it should be.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Environmental regulations should not occur in an economic vacuum. We can simultaneously pursue the mutual goals of environmental protection and economic growth.feedback

Lincoln Ferguson

Under the leadership of AG Pruitt, this team has held bad actors accountable and protected stewardship of Oklahoma's natural resources.feedback

Mark Derichsweiler

I think it's become more clear that he's more of an advocate for the big energy companies and utilities than he is for the general population of Oklahoma that have to breathe the air and drink the water.feedback

Mark Derichsweiler

It's not just that he disbanded the unit and moved those people around. He created a whole new unit specifically to fight the EPA, among other things.feedback

Johnson Bridgwater

He took one of Oklahoma's biggest pollution cases on record, the poisoning of eastern Oklahoma's water system, and took that out of the court and into a study mode. It's clear he's a very hands-off person when it comes to the environment.feedback

Martha Roberts

Our research identified a remarkably sustained pattern of contributions flowing to Scott Pruitt's political causes at the same time he was taking action to oppose clean air and clean water for Americans.feedback

Ed Fite

I've spent all of my years battling to protect water, and I've never had anyone say they weren't on my team. If I felt an attorney general was slighting water quality enforcement, I'd be the first one to raise that issue.feedback

Ed Brocksmith

I want an attorney general – and a head of our E.P.A. – who is not averse to protecting Oklahoma's most outstanding waterways.feedback

Fred Krupp

The president's choices deserve a lot of deference from Congress and even environmental groups. But at some point when the nominee has spent his entire career attempting to dismantle environmental protections, it becomes unacceptable. That's why Mr. Pruitt is the first E.P.A. nominee from either party that the Environmental Defense Fund has opposed in our 50-year history.feedback

J.D. Strong

You can't force a judge to rule. Pruitt didn't sit back and wait or badger the judge for a ruling. He worked to get the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas around the table.feedback

Patrick Parenteau

Pollution doesn't respect state boundaries. States have limited ability to regulate pollution from outside the state, and almost every state is downstream or downwind from other pollution.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Regulation through litigation is wrong in my view. That was not a decision my office made. It was a case we inherited.feedback

Mark Derichsweiler

He has advocated and stood up for the profits of business, be it the poultry companies or the energy industry and other polluters, at the expense of people who have to drink the water or breathe the air.feedback

Stuart Pearson - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Our base case is that the current violation notice is settled as a reporting violation of US$140 million, a very manageable figure for FCA. However, until the issue is settled, emissions uncertainty is likely to remain a significant overhang to the shares and break the stock's impressive recovery since Trump's election.feedback

Mary Nichols

Once again, a major automaker has made the business decision to skirt the rules and got caught. CARB and U.S. EPA made a commitment to enhanced testing as the Volkswagen case developed, and this is a result of that collaboration.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

There are some structural changes that we are requiring so there is less ability for these types of things to happen. Markets like this don't manage or police themselves.feedback

Charlie Spies - Republican National Committee

We don't want them to be a distraction during the confirmation hearings.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

Flint and other issues really point out where there are resource limitations at the state level and why you need a federal government to support that effort and oversee it. He seemed very polite and introduced himself and we had a polite, short conversation.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

There's no question that he will come in here with policies he wants to implement and changes he wants to make. These are today's technologies not yesterday's. These are the jobs of tomorrow, not of yesterday. Just because climate continues to be bandied about as a partisan issue instead of just a science issue, it's made EPA's job more difficult.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

We tried to change the outreach and messaging in rural America in a number of ways, but ... has it changed the rhetoric that people hear? It hasn't. We couldn't get it, but I wish we had.feedback

Martin Baily

Trump can appoint people to EPA and other agencies that will ease up on regulation.feedback

Michael B. Enzi

In-situ uranium recovery has been used in the United States for decades, providing valuable jobs to Wyoming and clean energy to the nation. I rarely say this about the EPA, but the agency made the right decision.feedback

Carl Icahn

I believe that in the EPA, concerning regulations relative to refineries, you really need to roll back almost yesterday.feedback

Carl Icahn

If you look at the EPA, which I've talked about quite a bit, there is nothing more absurd – and I've talked about this before – than this regulation concerning the obligated party, being refineries.feedback

Dan McQueen

As we look at this, we're going to continue the sampling process and the city is still in a partnership with TCEQ and the EPA on evaluating our entire water system.feedback

Patrick Morrisey

The order (to withdraw the plan) should explain that it is the administration's view that the (Clean Power Plan) is unlawful and that EPA lacks authority to enforce it. The executive order is necessary to send an immediate and strong message to States and regulated entities that the administration will not enforce the rule.feedback

Thomas Burke

The value of high-quality science has never been more important in helping to guide decisions around our nation's fragile water resources. EPA's assessment provides the scientific foundation for local decision makers, industry, and communities that are looking to protect public health and drinking water resources and make more informed decisions about hydraulic fracturing activities.feedback

John Noel

We are glad EPA resisted oil and gas industry spin, followed the science and delivered the facts. EPA must take action to address these threats now.feedback

Erik Milito

The agency has walked away from nearly a thousand sources of information from ... technical reports and peer-reviewed scientific reports demonstrating that ... hydraulic fracturing does not lead to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.feedback

Erik Milito

We look forward to working with the new administration (of President-elect Donald Trump) to instill fact-based science back into the public policy process.feedback

Amy Mall

With a new administration coming in, this underscores the need for action at the federal level. Now, more than ever, states and communities must use their power to guard against these very real risks.feedback

Katie Brown

If fracking were a major threat to drinking water supplies, the data gathered by EPA would show it. But they don't.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're going to work something out that's going to make people happy and proud. But that's a very tough situation. They got brought here at a very young age, they've worked here, they've gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they're in never-never land because they don't know what's going to happen.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

I stand ready to use the full power of my office to compel their enforcement by the agency.feedback

Megan Berge

I do think that the new administration will have to expend substantial effort for a rule that rolls back or repeals the endangerment finding to withstand legal challenges.feedback

Susan Dudley

None of those initiatives has succeeded at accomplishing more than minor changes at the margin.feedback

Carl Icahn

I must have met him three or four times because at the first time, I wasn't quite sure that he'd be the perfect guy to really clean that EPA up. What you have to do here is be very tough.feedback

Rhea Suh

The mission of the EPA and its administrator requires an absolute commitment to safeguard public health and protect our air, land, water and planet. That's the litmus test. By naming Pruitt, President-elect Trump has flunked. The American people did not vote to return to the country to the dirty old days or to turn a blind eye on dangerous climate change.feedback

Benjamin Schreiber - Friends of the Earth

By appointing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Donald Trump has made it clear that he intends to wage war on clean air and clean water. Trump has also put our climate in peril and shown he is out of step with the American people.feedback

Scott Pruitt

I am deeply grateful and honored to serve as President-elect Trump's EPA Administrator. The American people are tired of seeing billions of dollars drained from our economy due to unnecessary EPA regulations, and I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Respect for private property rights have allowed our nation to thrive, but with the recently finalized rule, farmers, ranchers, developers, industry and individual property owners will now be subject to the unpredictable, unsound, and often byzantine regulatory regime of the EPA.feedback

Fred Krupp

Scott Pruitt has built his political career by trying to undermine EPA's mission of environmental protection. He is a deeply troubling choice to head the agency that protects the clean air all Americans breathe and the clean water we drink.feedback

Bernie Sanders

At a time when climate change is the great environmental threat to the entire planet, it is sad and dangerous that Mr. Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. Mr. Pruitt's record is not only that of being a climate change denier, but also someone who has worked closely with the fossil fuel industry to make this country more dependent, not less, on fossil fuels.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Environmental protection, what they do is a disgrace; every week they come out with new regulations.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

For the sake of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we will leave our children, the head of the EPA cannot be a stenographer for the lobbyists of polluters and Big Oil. Pruitt has brazenly used his office as a vehicle for the agenda of big polluters and climate deniers in the courts – and he could do immense damage as the administrator of the EPA.feedback

Fred Krupp

Scott Pruitt has a record of attacking the environmental protections that EPA is charged with enforcing. He has built his political career by trying to undermine EPA's mission of environmental protection. Our country needs – and deserves – an EPA Administrator who is guided by science, who respects America's environmental laws, and who values protecting the health and safety of all Americans ahead of the lobbying agenda of special interests.feedback

Jeffrey McDougall

Scott Pruitt is a businessman and public servant and understands the impact regulation and legislation have in the business world. His appointment will put rational and reasonable regulation at the forefront.feedback

Gloria Bergquist

EPA's sudden and controversial move to propose auto regulations eight months early -- even after Congress warned agencies about taking such steps while political appointees were packing their bags -- calls out for congressional action to pause this rulemaking until a thoughtful policy review can occur.feedback

Peter Thorne

We suggested that they provide a definition of 'systemic,' a definition of 'widespread' and then provide quantitative data to support the conclusion. That is all a way of asking them to put that kind of scientific rigor behind a statement as broad as that.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

Although EPA's technical analysis indicates that the standards could be strengthened for model years 2022-2025, proposing to leave the current standards in place provides greater certainty to the auto industry for product planning and engineering. This will enable long-term planning in the auto industry, while also benefiting consumers and the environment.feedback

Christine Todd Whitman

It would behoove Republicans to remember EPA was signed into law by a Republican president working with a Democratic Congress because the public wanted to protect the environment. They wanted clean air to breathe, they were tired of seeing rivers spontaneously combust and the land turned into a garbage dump.feedback

Mark Hague

Given the complexity of this site and potential community impacts, we must ensure that sound science is driving our decision-making.feedback

Tom Steyer

Every single one of these things, whether it was getting rid of Paris or cutting back the EPA, we think are extremely dangerous to the security of every American. We think it is based on willful ignorance of the facts and flies in the face of the realities facing the world.feedback

Bill Becker

Someone who doesn't know any better would think states want EPA to get out of the way. But no matter which state you talk to, they would readily acknowledge that state and local agencies are most successful when the EPA is there to help them.feedback

Katherine Richard

We haven't seen a decline in drilling in this country because of EPA regulations. We've seen a decline in drilling in this country because of two years of low prices.feedback

Nathan Donley

Piling on more pesticides will just result in superweeds resistant to more pesticides.feedback

Michael McAdams

This is a rule we really needed to have. We're delighted to see it.feedback

Ken Young

How would the headline read if we sent kids home contaminated and we didn't check?feedback

Matt Skinner

We have no data whatsoever on oil and gas activity in Osage County. We don't know how many (wells). We don't know how deep. We know nothing about them.feedback

Matt Skinner

They confirmed on Sunday they were going to put that directive in place, and today they gave us the numbers.feedback

Joe Hubbard - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

We are working closely with the state of Oklahoma, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Osage Nation to evaluate available information and take appropriate next steps to protect public health and the environment.feedback

Matt Skinner

We've never had to do anything that directly involved Osage County, but on Saturday (the EPA) were quick to respond.feedback

Bob Dinneen

We are confident that once EPA conducts these required studies, they will show that biofuels like ethanol are significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even above the threshold reductions.feedback

Russell Begaye

EPA, we're holding your feet to the fire. We will not let you get away with this because you have caused great damage to our people, our river, our lifeblood.feedback

Carl Icahn

The RIN market is the quintessential example of a 'rigged' market where large gas station chains, big oil companies and large speculators are assured to make windfall profits at the expense of small and mid-sized independent refineries which have been designated the 'obligated parties' to deliver RINs. As a result, the RIN market has become 'the mother of all short squeezes'. It is not too late to fix this problem if the EPA acts quickly.feedback

Chet Thompson - American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

This is an administrative petition that we're filing to try to make the program better until Congress can step in and do what really needs to be done and that is repeal the program.feedback

Marc Edwards

The flaws in our sampling program have created a false sense of confidence both with the utilities, and the EPA, and consumers in this country that lead in water is a problem of the past. This is a problem of the present.feedback

John Barrasso

Tribal communities in the affected region have been devastated and the EPA has not taken responsibility for the mess it made. I hope this investigation uncovers who is at fault and holds them responsible. We will be watching closely.feedback

Janet McCabe

Addressing pollution from aircraft is an important element of US efforts to address climate change. Aircraft are the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the US transportation sector, and these emissions are expected to increase in the future. EPA has already set effective greenhouse gas standards for cars and trucks and any future aircraft engine standards will also provide important climate and public health benefits.feedback

Marcie Keever - Friends of the Earth

People should not have to choose between mobility and a healthy climate. The EPA's nine-year delay on regulating aircraft emissions failed the American people. Now it's time for the Obama administration to issue a strong rule, to hold the aviation industry accountable for its significant contributions to climate disruption, and to act immediately to curb air pollution worldwide.feedback

Jean Medina - Airlines for America

As aviation is a global industry, with airlines operating internationally and aircraft manufacturers selling their aircraft in international markets, it is critical that aircraft emissions standards be set at the international level and not imposed unilaterally by one country or set of countries.feedback

Dan Rutherford - International Criminal Court

The ICAO standard would not reduce that harm identified by the endangerment finding. It's contradictory that EPA would adopt a rule that doesn't do that.feedback

Nicole Lurie - Department of Health and Human Services

Residents can be confident that they can use filtered water and protect their developing fetus or young child from lead.feedback

Rick Snyder

This good news shows the progress we are making with overall water quality improving in Flint.feedback

Alison Mochizuki - Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's looks forward to working with the EPA in its mission to reduce air pollution and protect the ozone layer, and, with this agreement, has committed to reducing its emissions to a rate that matches the best of the industry.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

The time has come for the city and the state to address those challenges. Safe drinking water cannot be reliably achieved without tackling those challenges.feedback

Karen Weaver

We not only need new pipes, we need new infrastructure. That's money that must come from the state.feedback

Joel Beauvais

EPA will continue sharing the latest science and information so that state and local officials can make informed decisions and take actions to protect public health. This is an important part of our broader effort to support states and public water systems as we work together to strengthen the safety of America's drinking water.feedback

Arndt Ellinghorst - Evercore ISI

It would be a major positive trigger for the stock if VW quantified the total potential cost of the diesel affair.feedback

Kassie Siegel

The takeaway overall is that the EPA doesn't collect and states don't provide the information for the EPA to exercise the oversight that's its job. It shows a massive failure to protect our drinking water.feedback

Cynthia Giles

When you break a law that protects public health, there are real victims and real consequences, as this case tragically shows. This incident illustrates how important it is for EPA to enforce environmental laws and hold anyone accountable for endangering our safety. Today's charges should send a clear message to the industry, and directs important funds toward training programs to help ensure this can't happen again.feedback

Mark Clothier - Audi of America

We are fully cooperating with the U.S. authorities to make our V6 3.0L TDI engine compliant with regulations. After meetings between EPA/CARB and our technicians, we filed a recall plan within the time limit laid out in the regulations. Now the authorities will review the plan and determine whether it meets their requirements. We hope to receive a decision in the near future.feedback

Josh Earnest

The situation is anything but being ignored by the White House.feedback

Rick Snyder

I think there are issues at the EPA through the course of all this.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

EPA did its job but clearly the outcome was not what anyone would have wanted. So we're going to work with the state, we're going to work with Flint. We're going to take care of the problem. We know Flint is a situation that never should have happened.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

We've been having a large amount of technical discussions back and forth with Volkswagen. At this point, we haven't identified a satisfactory way forward, but those discussions are going to continue. We are really anxious to find a way for that company to get into compliance, and we're not there yet.feedback